June 7, 2007

Mazda CX-7 is dressing up for Europe

Mazda CX-7 small crossover, which has already been launched in Japan and North America with about 46,000 units sold to date, has been undergoing serious tuning to meet the Europeans' somewhat different tastes and local safety and environmental regulations.

Mazda CX-7 is dressing up for Europe

The mini-SUV has been tried and tested at Mazda's European research and development center in Oberursel, Germany with tests conducted at both local Autobahns and the famous Nurburgring's Nordschleife race track.

Mazda CX-7 (dashboard)

As the result of the tests, the Mazda CX7 has got its body rigidity increased and different parts of chassis reinforced. The vehicle's top of the range 2.3-litre gasoline-powered DISI turbo engine, which is capable of producing up to 260 PS and 380 Nm of torque has also been mated with a specially developed six-speed manual gearbox.

Mazda CX-7 (interior)

Looks like the Europeans have again received a product, which is considerably superior to its sibling delivered across the Pond.

Mazda CX-7 (seats)

See also: 2007 Mazda CX-7 is one of the safest SUVs on the market

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